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Thursday, June 28, 2012

MiniTel to go Dark on June 30

Ars Technica reports on the closure of Minitel, the popular French precursor to the Internet,  on June 30.  Apparently it is still is profitable to French Telecom.  There were copies of Minitel-like services in a number of other countries into the 1990s, including in the US.   We explored it at its height in the late 1980s for potential advertising models. It is one of those things that you are surprised to learn is still around.  But the final days are now here.

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